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Colonoscopy reduces risk of cancer for more than 10 years

New study results show that a negative result from a high-quality colonoscopy was associated up to 17.4 years, with a lower incidence and death rate due to colorectal cancer. This suggests that colonoscopies for the early detection of cancer can also be less frequently than every ten years.

In the case of a single colonoscopy, with negative results, the Occurrence of colorectal cancer was 84 percent lower, and deaths from cancer in these areas were reduced by 90 percent. This is an observational study to assess the long-term cancer risk after colonoscopy in the journal &quot revealed;Annals of Internal Medicine" was published.

Current guidelines recommend for adults from the age of 50 at average risk colonoscopy every ten years. This recommendation is based on estimates of how long a cancer precursor (adenoma) needs to develop a cancer. The new study results suggest that the currently recommended Ten-year interval is safe and may even extended it could be.

Researchers at the National research Institute of Oncology Maria Sklodowska-Curie in Warsaw had analyzed the Screening Register with data from 165.887 people, in order to assess the long-term risk for colorectal cancer after a colonoscopy for high-and low-quality. It showed that only high-quality colonoscopies with a negative finding from a low-cancer risk can be assumed.

The researchers point out that their results are in contrast to previous Reports, which have made the Use of colonoscopy among women in question, demonstrate clearly that the cancer is early detection through a colonoscopy to be efficient and effective.